Partnerships that work

Certified Executive Masterclass

Program Faculty Team

The program will be led by

Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn

Wayne Dunn is President and Founder of the CSR Training Institute and a former Professor of Practice in CSR at McGill University. He is a Stanford University Sloan Fellow with an M.Sc. in Management from Stanford Business School. He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Baraka Shea Butter, a for profit, social purpose venture that sources shea butter in northern Ghana and distributes throughout North America and Australia.

Mr. Dunn is a Founding Member of the Global Advisory Board for the SDG Foundation and of the EU Africa Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the inaugural EU Africa CSR Awards and Ta’atheer 2016, the MENA CSR and Social Impact Summit. He serves on numerous other advisory boards and CSR awards juries throughout Africa, in the Gulf Region and around the world.

Dunn has decades of global social responsibility and sustainability project and extensive teaching experience having developed and taught CSR and shared value programs which are recognized by executives and leaders worldwide.

Mr. Dunn has designed and implemented successful projects worldwide, covering a range of industry sectors and including governments, international organizations and civil society. His work has won many prestigious international awards, including the first-ever private sector project to win a World Bank Development Innovation Award. His efforts are used as global best practice and were featured in a Stanford Business School Case Study.

Wayne is recognized as a global thought-leader and is a frequent lecturer and speaker on business, social responsibility, economics, development, and strategy at events worldwide.

He has authored pragmatic works on CSR and Sustainability, pragmatic SDG engagement and has dozens of vignette lectures available on Strategic CSR/SDG Video Channel, a free source of learning for practitioners worldwide.

Wayne lives on Vancouver Island in Canada with frequent extended periods in Ghana and other locations in Africa and around the world.

He can be reached at or Tel/Text/WhatsApp +1.250.701.6088.

Dr. Toni Aubynn

Dr. Toni Aubynn

Founder and President, African Institute for Extractive Industries
Former Chief Executive, Ghana Minerals Commission
Former Chief Executive, Ghana Chamber of Mines

Toni has a unique background in the extractives industry with over 20 years of experience in the sector. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Minerals Commission, the country’s key mining regulatory agency, from 2014 until 18 August 2017. Until his appointment to the government regulatory agency, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the main mouthpiece and advocacy body of Ghana’s mining industry.

He had previously held various senior executive positions at Tullow Oil Ghana Limited, the main commercial oil producer in Ghana, and the South Africa-headquartered Gold Fields (Ghana limited), the leading gold producing company in Ghana, and Ranger Minerals’ Abosso Goldfields Limited. At Gold Fields (Ghana Limited), he played a pioneering role in establishing mine-community consultative platforms in Ghana; and the establishment of foundations as a major vehicle for financing mine-community development.

At the Minerals Commission, Dr. Aubynn is credited with the completion of Ghana’s Mining and Minerals Policy document and also initiated the Ghana Mining Vision as well as the digitization of the country’s minerals cadaster system. He established the first ‘Gender Desk’ at the Minerals Commission.

Nele Lahrmann

Nele Lahrmann

  • GRI Program Manager at CSR Training Institute.

    Successfully led GRI Training Certification project for CSRTI, including leading the development of all customized case studies.
  • Certified GRI Trainer with focus on GRI training and reporting in Africa
  • Passionate about solving complex social and environmental challenges
  • Global citizen with German passport, living in Berlin, with a deep love for Africa and the Caribbean
  • MA in International Relations at the Technical University of Dresden and Binational BA in Intercultural Studies and European Law in Halle, Germany and Paris.

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